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THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on October 1st

21 Sep 2022 11:42 PM | Anonymous

We are happy to announce that the 8th session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA webinar will take place on Saturday, October 1st at 12 pm UTC.

The featured guests will be Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Odhiambo (Kenya), a professor of Literature and Applied Drama at Moi University and a co-organizer of the 1998 IDEA world Congress in Kisumu, as well as Nancy Franco (Colombia), a theatre educator and theatre director. The session host is Joachim Reiss (Germany), while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matić (Serbia)


Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Odhiambo holds a Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre Arts from Stellenbosch University (SA). He is the current Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovation; has published widely in the fields of Literature, Applied Drama/Theatre, Popular Culture and Film. Has presented papers and keynote addresses on various topics in Literature, Theatre and Popular Culture in conferences and Seminars, and has facilitated numerous theatre and drama workshops in Kenya and beyond. He has written and directed plays. In 2007 was awarded a two-year Mellon Research Fellowship at Wits University at the Department of African Literature and Dramatic Art Division and participated in the development and implementation of the Drama for Life curriculum. In 2013 was awarded Wits University’s SPARC Distinguished Scholar Award and is also an Alexander van Humboldt Senior Research Fellow.

Nancy Franco has worked in children’s and teenager’s theater for the last 15 years, as a musical theatre director and theatre teacher. At the moment, she is researching the theater’s impact on people that had experience with it during their childhood (3 to 18 years old). She is a teacher at ‘Universidad de La Sabana’ in Bogotá. From 2016 to 2019 she was The World Theatre Map’s ambassador for the region, and in 2021 she was recognized as one of Colombia’s Progress Protagonists.

Check your local time of the event here. Follow us live on our Facebook page or join directly on Zoom via the link below.

Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on October 1st

Time: Oct 1, 2022 12:00 PM Universal Time UTC

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